Black Stars coach Avram Grant had come under severe criticism during his tenure for spending time in Europe, instead of locally in Ghana.
The Israeli had explained that it’s better for him to assess Ghana stars in Europe than to follow the Ghana Premier League closely, an argument that makes sense when you consider the amount of outstanding talent they have abroad.
Now, the GFA has made a special announcement on his whereabouts coming up.
“The Ghana Football Association has approved Black Stars coach Avram Grant’s programme of monitoring players in Europe over the next few weeks,” the GFA statement confirmed.
“Mr. Grant travelled to Europe last night – following the approval – to continue with his plans of making the senior national team stronger.
“With most of the leagues in Europe drawing to a close, the next few weeks offer the perfect opportunity for the Black Stars coach to monitor some players on the periphery of the squad before the season ends.
“It is important for the coach to monitor more Ghanaian players both at home and abroad to create competition and invigorate the Black Stars squad.”
It makes sense indeed, while Grant’s assistants will keep an eye on the local league for him but the GFA would hope that he returns on time in future.
“While Mr Grant is away, Black Stars assistant coach Maxwell Konadu will continue with the monitoring of the local league for the benefit of the technical team of the senior national team,” the statement continued.
“On his return to Ghana, Mr Grant will focus on monitoring the local league for new talents while supporting the activities of the other national teams.”